Discovery Greenlights Plus-Sized Vacation Format From The Producer Of ITV’s ’18-30 Stone Holiday’

18-30 Stone Holiday
The 18-30 Stone Holiday ITV/Spun Gold

EXCLUSIVE: Discovery’s female-skewing UK network Quest Red has commissioned Spun Gold to make a plus-sized vacation format that has more than a faint echo of ITV’s The 18-30 Stone Holiday.

Spun Gold made The 18-30 Stone Holiday documentary for ITV in 2017, sending a group of Brits to a specialist plus-sized resort in the Bahamas, where they enjoyed a luxury break while grappling with their body image.

Now, the production company behind the International Emmy-winning The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night, has headed back to the Caribbean for Quest Red’s eight-part My Plus Sized Holiday (working title).

Deadline understands that the series will follow a group of six overweight holidaymakers as they enjoy the surroundings of a resort that is specially designed for their needs, complete with reinforced toilets and beds.

The uplifting format celebrates the participants’ plus-sized bodies. It wrapped filming in Antigua recently and is now in post-production. The show has been on the cards for months, but Spun Gold has had to be patient during the coronavirus pandemic.

Discovery declined to comment.

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